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The lonely grief journey….


In this episode, Chris Duffy visits with Kathleen Massman, a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor and Clinical Director of Healing Moments Counseling. Kathleen was drawn to a special interest and passion for working with perinatal loss families following the loss of her son Jacob, in 2011. She has over 20 years of experience working with a […]



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If I knew then……


Dealing with platitudes is a common part of the grief experience. Many well-meaning people say them in an attempt to make grieving individuals feel better. We frequently hear things like “it was meant to be” or “things happen for a reason”. These two phrases, in particular, emphasize a fatalistic view of the situation. In other words – this is what was going to happen and was supposed to happen regardless of what the people involved said or did.



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Don’t Talk About The Baby


This month Chris Duffy visits with Ann Zamudio the producer and director of a newly released documentary titled “Don’t Talk About The Baby”



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Reproductive Health Challenges


In this episode of Star Legacy Foundation‘s podcast Stillbirth Matters, Chris Duffy visits with Debbie Fischer, MA, LAMFT about the mental health issues surrounding infertility, pregnancy loss and pregnancy subsequent to loss.   Debbie holds a master of arts in marriage and family therapy from St. Mary’s University of MN. After a 20 year career in human […]



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Why We Do What We Do…..


by Lindsey J. Wimmer, RN, MSN, PHN, CPNP, CPLC, Executive Director I am often asked if it is hard to be engaged in work regarding stillbirth on a daily basis.  Yes – but no!  The stories are heartbreaking and I wish that no new family would need to find us.  But I know in my […]



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Helping Children Grieve – Marian Sokol, PhD, MPH


Chris Duffy’s guest for this episode of the Stillbirth Matter’s Podcast is Marian Sokol, Ph.D., MPH.  Dr. Sokol is currently the Executive Director of the Children’s Bereavement Center of  South Texas in San Antonio. Marian is the original founder and was the executive director of Any Baby Can for 21 years and president of First […]



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Christian John Keane – February 15, 2017


Married in 2002, we had our first son, Joey in October of 2005. I was 29 years old. When Joey turned about 3 years old I started dreaming of giving him a sibling. After years of trying and many fertility treatments my 40th birthday approached. I remember telling my husband that I was so tired […]



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Andrew Livingston


Jennifer & Mike Livingston’s story of stillbirth….. On July 27, 2015, after months of trying to conceive, we found out I was pregnant with our second child.  My husband, Mike, and I were over the moon; our 2 year old son Jacob would soon become a big brother!  I would spend the coming months doing […]



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Grace Anne Kennedy


Elizabeth & Kevin’s stillbirth story… Life is made up of a bunch of fleeting moments. Some you catch hold of and can fully enjoy. Some fly by so fast they are a blur in your memory. Then there are the ones that change your life forever. These, I guess, you would call turning points. These […]



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Orion David


Marissa & Joseph’s stillbirth story…… I was 34 weeks pregnant with you. 34 weeks of loving you. 34 weeks of imagining and wondering…. singing to you… your big brother whispering secrets to you… your daddy telling you how excited we all were to have you. 34 weeks I knew as much as I could know […]



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